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it's 6:00 a.m., happy monday. april 15th. i'm jessica castro. >> and i'm dion lim. you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. meteorologist lisa argen in for mike nicco. >> hi there, dion and jessica. you're right. it will turn into a moderate system if you can believe it with light to moderate rain. right now live doppler 7 picking up some showers just off the sonoma coast. as we look outside you can see the partly cloudy skies in san francisco. 48 here, 48 in morgan hill. upper elevations gusty.
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check it out. 30-mile-an-hour wind gusts from mt. tam. south of the north bay and then 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, an afternoon, rainy and windy commute. you could see the cash paying folks have less of a delay. back to san jose, we still have an accident blocking one lane of traffic north of 101 starting to dissipate there so they're probably in the clearing phases and mid span benicia bridge. a car lost its wheel and it was driving on the rim having sparks flying. for now it is still blocking the left lane southbound 680 benicia bridge.
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a fire tore through more than half a dozen businesses. >> reporting chris reyes joins us live from the scene with a look at the damage this morning. >> reporter: there are still several fire units on scene and cleanup is continuing. fire officials tell us that eight to ten businesses have been destroyed in this commercial building in novato. they expect to be here all morning. >> we started receiving calls from passersby. both also reported, smoke started to develop and they were able to get out safely. the damage businesses are now uninhabitable. the deputy fire chief believes the fire started somewhere in
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the middle section. arson investigators have been called in. i'm chris reyes, abc 7 news. house speaker nancy pelosi is asking capital police to step up security for a minnesota congresswoman ihlan omar as she faces more death threats. this comes after president trump tweeted a video featuring omar. it is edited to show her being dismissive of the 9/11 terror attacks. the congresswoman accuses president trump of encouraging right-wing extremist violence. white house press secretary sarah sanders denies the accusation. east bay congressman eric swalwell is taking his campaign for the presidency to the battleground state of nevada today. swalwell will hold a town hall at unlv one day after officially launching his presidential bid in his hometown of dublin.
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congressman swalwell kicked off his run. he graduated from the school 20 years ago. he told the crowd of about 1,500 people gun control will be his campaign's top priority. >> i'm the only candidate, the only candidate proposing we ban and buy back every single assault weapon in america. >> we really need the gun control. >> swalwell says he wants to make education accessible for all. just in time for tax day, presidential hopeful has released 15 years of tax returns. kamala harris said she and her husband made $1.9 million and a federal tax bill of about $700,000. she made around $157,000 as a senator and $320,000 as a writer. her husband brought in $1.5
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million as a lawyer. president trump's re-election campaign has already raised $30 million since the start of the year. that is more than his top two democratic rivals combined. bernie sanders has raised $18.2 million. kamala harris $12 million. american airlines is joining southwest in granding max planes through at least mid-august. 115 flights per day through august 19th. there were two deadly plane crashes. american airlines previously planned to cancel max flights through early june. the extension means officials can plan better for peak travel season. just last week southwest announced it's grounding the planes through early august. we've learned there's a shortage of psychiatrists at zuckerberg san francisco general hospital. "the examiner" reporting student loan debt and the high cost of
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living has pushed experienced psychiatrists out. officials are struggling to fill 17 vacant positions at zuckerberg general. two proposed bills could help address the problem. one would increase those eligible for debt relief and the state health department for money to create a psychiatric bed registry for treatment. just ahead, an early end to the commercial crab season. why it's wrapping up three months for usual. >> plus, a tree crashes. the potentially deadly situation in sonoma county. and a late season cold front is on the way. here is a look at live doppler 7. rain off the sonoma coast
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you never cease to amaze me, maya. see how investing with a j.p. morgan advisor can help you. visit your local chase branch. good monday morning to you. waking up to clear to partly cloudy skies. a few showers off the sonoma coast. this is a cold front well to the north of us that would bring rain 11:00 this morning, maybe a few drops in the north bay but it's really 1:00 when sonoma and marin begins to get wet and then look what happens by 3:00, rain showers, be moderate rain in the north bay pushing south and east
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into the east bay, the south bay, the peninsula. everyone will see rain. that afternoon and evening commute. bring the rain gear, extra time later on today because we are expecting anywhere from a quarter of an inch to a half inch with breezy winds. sue? take a look at the golden gate bridge for your drive into the city from marin county and it's looking good this hour. no rain yet as lisa has been saying and no delays either. our new bottleneck on the richmond/san rafael bridge. we have metal plates in the roadway to drive over due to the construction work. you are backed up now westbound 580. we'll take a look at the slow and go traffic. we have an issue with the left
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lane blocked near downtown san jose and a little bit further north, a car blocking the left lane southbound mid span. hp is on scene trying to push it off on to the benicia side of things. >> sue, thank you. a potentially deadly situation avoided in the north bay, strong wind gusts knocked over a tree yesterday. it fell on a pickup truck and trailer along highway 116. four people were able to escape and the driver of the pickup truck got a few commercial crab season is being cut short by about three months to protect whales and other marine life from nets and fishing gear. they sued the state in 2017 after a spike in whale entanglements. state wildlife officials say
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the oats feed your body fiber. some oats, fiber helps keep things moving through your system. which is great. because when you're good to your system, it'll be good to you.
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in the north bay the city of novato is holding off before
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making a decision on banning plastic straws according to our media partner the marin i.j. city councilmembers are waiting to vote on the issue until they see how it goes for another marin county town first. they are testing a pilot program restricting single use plastics like straws, takeout containers and utensils. they want to learn before moving forward. tiburon and fairfax are also considering similar rules. depending on where you live in the bay area and the size of your family making half a million dollars a year may not actually be that much money. >> according to our media partner ""the mercury news"" they say the income of middle class families in the bay area varies from around $65,000 to more than $1 million. and that's what it takes to comfortably own a home, have medical care, and raise two children. richmond has the lowest threshold for upper class at around $122,000. in san ramone, pleasanton and
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dublin upper class incomes start at roughly $276,000. in palo alto and cupertino households have to make at least $300,000. los altos has the highest at about $416,600. and keep in mind many middle class families are two income households. it is tax day but don't worry if you put off filing until the last minute. there are options. you can file an extension with form 4868 which will give you another six months but keep in mind an extension to file is not an extension to pay. if you owe taxes you will need to make an estimated payment to avoid penalties. the irs and home r&r block have online tools to help. file before okay 15th. those who owe can set up a payment plan with the irs. if you're feeling frazzled by today's tax deadline or maybe you need some relief from the
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money you owe to the irs bay area businesses, don't worry, are here to help. >> planet fitness has partnered with hydro massage to offer members and even nonmembers free massages through saturday. applebees is offering strawberry margaritas through the rest of the month and office depot and office max will shred up to five pounds of documents for free through april 27th with an online coupon. >> i think that's covering all the bases. free drink, free shredding. put on the fuzzy socks, stay indoors. we have rain. >> we could make it sunny, forget all about it. >> we do have clear to partly cloudy conditions. the finish will be quite different. it's a one. breezy winds, light to moderate
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rain. the rain just off the sonoma coast. it is quite a ways away. it will be here 3:00 for the evening commute, the rest of the bay area, 47 in napa. sfo no delays now. rain arriving for the afternoon commute. big warm-up thursday and friday. let's check out the end of the week where we're featuring 70s in san francisco. an offshore flow up near 80 degrees. maybe napa and into friday still above average. saturday we cool off to near average. highs only mid and upper 50s here. low 60s with the rain moving in for the second half of the day. 1:30, it is wet from marin to sonoma.
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grab the rain gear. you don't need it now. perhaps the sunglasses this morning. sue? >> a couple problem spots. that's been cleared out of lanes for quite some time but the traffic has not yet dissipated. it's still backed up. give yourself extra time. we still have this accident partially blocking the lane north 280 in san jose. an accident blocking two lanes of traffic. the second and third lanes from the left so you are starting to slow now considerably as you make your way to highway 87. >> good to know, sue, thanks. "good morning america" is coming up right here on abc 7. >> ginger zee with a look at what's ahead. join the club.
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it's all ladies today. >> good morning to you. >> aha. so proud to be part of the ladies camp this morning. coming up on "gma" we do have quite a few ladies. millions in the path of severe weather. nearly 500 reports, deadly tornadoes as some of the images from texas to mississippi and this morning in the northeast the boston marathon happening. it was a rough start. an abc news exclusive with the parents of the college student killed after getting into the wrong car. she was thinking it was her uber. they're calling for changes this morning so this never happens again. millions of you were up late -- i say you like i wasn't up late. "game of thrones" was your reason. all the details on the hit premiere. we do have the new star wars trailer. we have exclusive secrets and a sitdown with the cast on how
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they're honoring kerry fisher only on "gma." and cameras and head sets are up next. >> i appreciate that you were up late. i was up late and i put that in quotes, of course, here on the west coast, to watch "game of thrones" and i've been giving dion a hard time. >> your up late is 8:30. >> i was in california this weekend for a wedding. >> coming up a bay area native takes the stage for the top 14 on "american idol." the performance she hopes will get her now into the top ten. >> a bunch of paper product all over
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good morning. a dry start to your monday morning. we're tracking rain in the far north bay, bodega bay. a cold front well to the north and west of the bay area. this will sweep through the bay area throughout the day today. mid-50s 10:00, we're dry. 2:00, it's raining in the north bay. chilly conditions. and by about 6:00 we've got rain on the coast, breezy winds. rainy conditions right on through the evening.
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>> lisa, thank you. we find out if fremont native ashley hess makes it to the top ten on "american idol." >> she got behind the piano again for the first live show. ♪ >> hess performed "fix you" for the top 14 round and the judges seemed to like it. >> you sound like carole king. >> wow. >> it was amazing and you're growing so beautifully. >> what i love about that performance that's kind of what you embody. being you in the best shape and form possible. great job. >> thank you so much. >> tonight is the results show. america's votes from last night will put seven contestants
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through to the next round and then the other seven compete for three spots from the judges. you can watch to see who makes it in the top ten. "american idol" airs right here on abc 7. >> ashley sounds so good, doesn't she? >> she's her own woman. >> okay, up next, the plan to charge people to visit one of the most popular tourist spots in the bay area. a big step forward. also -- >> reporter: a fire has destroyed several businesses. what fire officials are telling us about where it happened. i'll have that coming up. and a community devastated after the loss of this little boy and his mom. what oakland police know about the suspect in a hit-and-run. and we're following an accident for you in san jose just starting to clear out just a little bit north 101 underneath the 880 overcrossing. more detail on that accident in a few minutes. and as we head to break a live look outside right
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>> and a live look at our east bay from the abc 7 emeryville camera. dry on interstate 80 but it's all about to change. we do have the hour by hour forecast that includes the return of rain. also, the warriors get ready for game two against the clippers. why they delayed watching the film review of game one. it's a pretty good reason. good morning to you. it's monday, april 15th. thanks for joining us. >> all right, i suppose we should be happy about the rain. we need it. we always need it. i'm trying to be positive. >> after the weekend we had it's hard to believe that we have to bring in the lawn furniture. numbers barely out of the 50s in some neighborhoods. your morning is dry. our storm impact scale, it's a 1 featuring light to moderate rain a quarter inch to a half inch. the front still several hours
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away not until 1:00 when the north bay gets wet. we are clouding up with 47 in napa. 48 in livermore and the winds are gusty 30 to 40 miles an hour, 2,000 to 3,000 feet in height there. the first half of the morning dry, partly to mostly cloudy. rain by noon in the north bay and everyone gets rain for the afternoon and the evening commute. wait until you see the seven-day outlook. that's a 180. sue? >> we had an earlier accident that has been pushed to the right-hand shoulder. you can see 101 is starting to recover. a look at our sensors and also the south bay. there you go. orange as opposed to red. we'll back off a little bit. you can see where the accident
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was. a long stretch back where we had an earlier accident northbound just north of 101. san jose plagued with a couple problems for your commute this morning. take a look at your drive times. it's a rough one out of tracy to dublin and still slow into concord. >> thank you, sue. new overnight a magnitude 4.2 earthquake has hit near healdsburg. it hit exactly at 4:54 this morning centered near the geysers. no reports of damage. if you felt the quake, let us know on twitter. >> a semitruck filled with toilet paper looted. this is the aftermath on 42nd avenue in observing. all of this started at 9:00 p.m. the crowd looted the truck and littered the street and then they set the semi on fire.
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no one was hurt and no one arrested. an oakland city council m councilmember will meet with the loved ones. >> the street they were trying to cross when they were hit is dangerous. they are demanding something be done. jobina fortson live for us in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: the victims have been identified as 7-year-old angel garcia vasquez and his mother alma vasquez. the father says his wife, son and brother were crossing 26th street at foothill boulevard when they were hit a. surveillance camera caught the suspect leaving the black mercedes with a broken windshield and blood. oakland police say they have a possible suspect but have not made an arrest. the suspect is described as a black male around 6'2" and wearing a white t-shirt and gray hoodie saturday night during the
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heartbreaking moments immediately following, the father explained he was on the scene running to all his family members in a panic. he recalls saying this to his wife. >> the mother of my kids and she is crying. >> reporter: vasquez leaves behind two other children, one is a 1-year-old girl. we have also learned 7-year-old angel was a beloved kindergartner at international community school in oakland. the principal of ics says the school community will be marching to the corner of 26 and foothill at 3:00 p.m. on thursday to demand a traffic light. reporting live, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. >> many thanks to you. p this morning the white houe says the controversial plan to bus detained immigrants to sanctuary cities like san francisco and oakland is still on the table. >> in fact, the white house says the plan isn't their first choice but the president has said he likes the idea.
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he even tweeted, quote, the u.s. has the absolute legal right to do so. the president's top aides are saying their plan is being re-examined even though it was called illegal twice. >> that was brought up at a staff level and it was determined at that time that logistically there were a lot of challenges and it didn't make sense to move forward and the idea did not go further. >> mayor libby schaaf responded to the president on twitter. it's time to stop fanning hate and division. i've been consistent and clear oakland welcomes all. eric swalwell is taking his campaign for the presidency to the battleground state of nevada today. swalwell will hold a town hall at unlv one day after officially launching his presidential bid in his hometown of dublin. he returned to dublin high school to kick off his run. he graduated from the school 20 years ago. the former prosecutor told the crowd of about 1,500 people gun
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control will be his campaign's top priority. congressman swalwell is proposing to ban and buy back every single assault weapon in america. >> another democrat in the race for the white house, mayor pete buttigieg, told a crowd in his hometown of south bend, indiana, time for a new generation to take over. >> the forces are that's why this time it's not just about winning an election. it's about winning an era. >> if elected buttigieg would be the country's first openly gay president. he would be the first president under the age of 40. and as the list of presidential candidates grows, you can keep up with who is officially running by going to our website abc7news.com. we have biographies of all the democrats who have launched a campaign bid. the national weather service
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has issued tornado watch warnings for parts of the east coast. all of this after a reported 18 twisters demolished parts of the south killing at least eight people and injuring dozens of others. nearly 200 from texas to south carolina. lightning strikes may be to blame for this school fire. no one was hurt. a tornado hit a rural part of ohio as the powerful storm moved northeast. good morning to you, waking up to cloudy to partly cloudy conditions. you notice the green on your screen. a few isolated showers up in the north bay. still, this cold front pretty far offshore. 51 in walnut creek. you won't need the rain gear this morning. everything is calm. we're looking at cool to mild numbers from the upper 40s to 50 degrees. isn't this gorgeous? yes, it's our exploratorium camera. we see the clouds out there,
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your commute looks good as well as mass transit and the ferry. the afternoon will be a different story. let's time out the rain for you as we get through your morning. we're dry. by the afternoon it's raining in clover dale and sonoma county. by 3:30 we have moderate rain along the shoreline and some gusty wind. it's moving into the east bay. it will be the evening commute before it gets to the south bay and how much rain are we expecting? the first half about a tenth in the north bay. second half is when we add up to about a third of an inch. i know it's hard to believe. look at these numbers. no, it's not february. it's the middle of april. tonight the rain will be over and we're talking 70s by wednesday. 80s thursday. that's including san francisco in the 70s with the offshore flow. >> and then i hear the pollen -- >> that's the other thing.
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>> can't have it all, can we? >> that's true. to the roadways, we have a couple problem spots. richmond/san rafael bridge, this is what we're seeing now day by day. they have a construction under way with those metal plates about midway across the span that's slowing everybody backing past the toll plaza. it's a grind again this morning, unfortunately. we take you down to san jose. this is 101 at the 880 overcrossing. we had an earlier accident that's been pushed off to the right-hand shoulder. moderate traffic remains back towards -- we'll zoom out a little bit, the 101 area all the way through. we had an earlier accident near 280 and 101. that's been cleared out of lanes. you can see 101 still slow. a look at your drive times in a few. a grind over the altamont pass as usual. >> sue, thank you. gobike is pulling its
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electric bikes because of concerns from riders. there have been reports of the brakes being stronger on the front wheel. some will stay in service because the components are a little bit different. the company says it's working on developing a new bike that it will roll out soon. happening today we'll learn details after plan to ease congestion on the crooked part of san francisco's famed lombard street. >> a live look at the street now. steve is zigzagging down the street this morning. it's a beautiful view as the sun comes up. the assemblyman will have legislation to charge a fee to go down the street. it would establish a reservation city. lombard can handle about 220 cars an hour. neighbors say the street is overrun by tourists and has become a nightmare. past attempts to ease traffic on lombard have failed. >> i feel a little motion sickness watching this video.
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>> still early. it's looking nice out there now. coming up, breaking news out of novato where fire damaged several businesses overnight. we are taking a live look as the sun comes up this morning. we will have an update. and the buzz over "game of thrones." did you watch the season premiere? we will talk to the man who helped create the foreign languages spoken on the show. >> first dr. jennifer ashton with a preview of what to expect at 7:00 on "good morning america." good morning. news about the measles is dominating the health and medical headlines this morning. there are so many questions after there have been reported cases amongst people who have been vaccinated. so does the vaccine wear off? do you need a booster and should you get tested to see if
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climb from the 40s to the upper 50s by the middle of the week. >> thank you, lisa. arson investigators have been called. >> flames ripped through a building housing more than half a dozen businesses. chris reyes is live. chris? >> reporter: good morning, dion and jessica. fire crews have been working to make sure that any hot spots remaining have been put out in this commercial building in novato. we have a fresh update from the deputy fire chief. >> we're doing salvage and overhaul. they're looking for any burning embers that may cause problems later. >> reporter: fire crews were called near hamilton drive just after midnight. two people were able to escape.
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people saw the fire and called 911. it took crews about an hour to get the flames under control. >> we have a fairly good idea what occupancy it started in. now it means sifting through the debris and trying to find the indicators that will point us where the fire started and what caused it. >> reporter: the deputy fire chief says businesses may have to relocate. the investigation is expected to last over the next few days to determine cause and damage costs. >> much appreciated, chris, thank you. this morning we are hearing from the parents of samantha josephson, the 20-year-old college student killed after getting into a car she believed was her uber ride. >> in an exclusive interview her parents say it's their mission to make ride hailing services
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safer. samantha was a senior at the university of south carolina. she was murdered after getting into the wrong car. >> samantha mistakenly thought this was her uber. >> and it wasn't a driver. >> he was impersonating an uber driver. 19 states do not have front license plates. you should have a front license plate. >> the suspect nathaniel rowland remains in jail. now to your morning money report, prosecutors have charged martin wintecourt with fraud. >> she say he knew about the scandal. officials say they were part of an ongoing deception that started in 2006. volkswagen admitted to rigging cars. he faces up to ten years in
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prison. a live look at the stock exchange. unfortunately in the red right now at minus 52 points. kohl's is launching new discounts. veterans and their families today. the company calls it military mondays. shoppers need to show a veteran i.d. card to get 15% off. kohl's says it's a way to thank them for serving our country. amazon is taking on spotify and pandora. the company plans to launch a few service for alexa. amazon offers some 2 million songs available free to echo owners who also pay $119 yearly to subscribe to the prime for expedited shipping and online music and tv. a more full featured offering amazon music unlimited is available for $9.99 monthly for
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prime members. >> a dancer, a professor, a head of state, a housekeeper, an equestrian. >> there she is, madonna, releasing new music soon. she shared this video on youtube. she says her highly anticipated 14th album will be called "madam x." in the description she writes, madam x is a secret agent traveling around the world changi changing identities. she didn't share any other details. >> very intriguing. she is the queen and can do whatever she wants. the series "game of thrones" could be called a cultural phenomenon and the final season premiered last night. we want to know did you watch the first episode of the final season? submit your answer. c 7 news spoke with david peterson, a graduate who created several of the languages in the show.
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there was a "game of thrones" competition and the hbo series is based off of george r.r. martin's best-selling book series. >> i wanted to make it look as if my language existed before he ever wrote the books, as if he had taken my language to translate afterwards. >> thanks to his "game of thrones" fame dozens of film and tv creators have approached peterson for new languages. he's riding that wave. what is wrong with our viewers? minute by minute the online poll changes. we're about even split which is how we are with "game of thrones." that's true. more people not watching than they did. >> they said a billion viewers.
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>> i can't wrap my head around that. >> you and i were two of them. >> hey, you and me. we're in the minority. we're all going to be together in the rain because it moves in towards the afternoon and evening commute. we have you covered. it's a 1 anywhere from a quarter inch to half an inch of rain. this moves in by 1:00. you can see a few areas of green, light showers well into sonoma around santa rosa. the cold front is well offshore and we will be looking at this to move in throughout the second hatch of your day. the winds are gusty. mt. tam. you can see the camera shaking. 50 in san jose with mid-40s on the coast. the clouds taking over throughout the day today. the north bay with 52 in concord. we are expecting the rain to move in for the evening commute
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and a big warm-up thursday and friday. low 60s if you can believe it. look at the 80s arrive thursday. 60 in oakland for an afternoon high and that's when you'll get the rain. it's going to take until 3:00 for it to move through the east bay and the south bay. it's 5:00 when it sweeps through much of the bay. we are looking at amounts from a third of an inch in the north bay to maybe 0.4 along the coast. we're dry tomorrow, warming trend begins on wednesday. 10 to 15 degrees above average. sue? >> all right. a look at the solid stream of headlights making your way into the toll plaza.
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the sun is coming up there. it is beautiful. those cash paying lanes are the way to go. stay left. problems northbound 101 near trim bull, a solid line of headlights backed up to the 680/280 interchange. a problem in union city. a gentleman fell asleep behind the wheel. he's now awake. he was stopped in the two left lanes. they hopefully will move that out quickly. and this problem has been out on the benicia bridge for the best part of the morning commute. you can see very solid approaching the span. >> all right, sue, thanks. the warriors delayed their film review so they could, brace
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yourselves, watch tiger woods win the masters tournament. >> the warriors won game one by 17 points. head coach steve kerr says they need to cut down on turnovers. goalen state had 21 in game one. game two of the best-of-seven series is tonight at oracle arena. tipoff at 7:30. then it shifts to staples center. speaking of the masters tiger woods and the sports world are celebrating one of the most amading comebacks in golf. >> the return to glory. >> oh, and the crowd goes wild. you can hear them cheering as wods finished the final round to win the masters tournament for the fifth time yesterday. woods went two years without playing in a major tournament. he's had four surgeries to repair his ailing back. woods reflected on what the victory means to his children. >> prior to this comeback they
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only knew golf caused me a lot of pain. i tried to swing a club, i would end up on the ground. that's all they remember. luckily i've had the procedure where that's no longer the case. and i can do this again. we're creating new memories for them. it's very special. >> watching that hug never gets old. woods is expected to be at pebble beach in june for the u.s. open. he's won three times before. >> what a moment, a historic moment when that happened, the final putt. >> even tiger himself feeling he couldn't. >> he spoke about his doubt and, you know what, at the end of the day, really sports comeback, it says it all. >> yeah, that's true. next the 7 things you need to know before you go.
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it is 6:58. whether you're just joining us or heading out the door, the seven things you need to know before you go. number one, it is going to rain this afternoon. a 1 on our storm impact scale. the afternoon and evening commute will be affected a quarter inch to half an inch of rain with gusty winds. number two, arson investigators are responding to a fire in novato damaging eight to ten businesses. two people made it out safely. number three, oakland police
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say surveillance video captured a suspect getting out of a black mercedes possibly involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a mom and her 7-year-old son. officers have not yet made an arrest. number four, drone view 7 live over lombard street in san francisco. today we'll learn details of a plan to ease congestion on the crooked part of the street. assemblyman is set to unveil legislation that allows the city to charge drivers a fee. number five, senator bernie sanders says he will release his tax returns today. senator kamala harris released hers over the weekend. number six, we're following, yes, another backup at the bay bridge toll plaza and it's stacked all the way up to -- pardon me, the richmond/san rafael. give yourself plenty of time. number 7, coachella brought out high-profile actors, musicians even apple ceo tim cook. this photo shared on social
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media. i mean, if you have social media you know that coachella happened this weekend. >> oh, yes, absolutely. thanks for joining us. good morning, america. millions facing a new severe weather threat. this morning, storm alerts stretching up the east coast to new york, boston and pennsylvania. on the heels of that deadly twister outbreak in the south, tornadoes killing at least eight people, leaving a trail of destruction. leveling homes and now the new storm on the way. border battle. the white house says the president's plan to bus thousands of migrants to sanctuary cities around the country is still on the table. critics call it illegal. they'll encourage more migrants to stay in the u.s. so why is trump continuing to push? happening overnight, miracle landing. a plane with three on board

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